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Recent Corrections

  • Iran: Three Child Offenders Executed

    Three child offenders were executed in Iran in January 2018. An earlier version of the headline was unclear about the age of the individuals when they were executed. 

  • Doctors Should Stop Defining Sexual 'Normality'

    An earlier version of this piece only named Pidgeon Pagonis as the leader of a protest in frohnt of the Ann  & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. An updated version adds Lynell Stephani Long and Sean Saifa Wall to the list of protest organizers.

  • Tunisian Police Shut Down Dissent

    March 5, 2018: An earlier version of this dispatch listed an "elimination of 'retroactive laws'" as one demand expressed during a planned demonstration on January 27, 2018. This has been corrected to "elimination of laws". 

  • Polish Crackdown Ahead of Climate Talks

    An earlier version of this dispatch stated that the Polish president has not yet signed the new law.  In fact, he signed the law on January 29, 2017. The dispatch has been updated to reflect this.

  • Qatar: Year of Crisis Spurred Rights Reforms

    Correction: An earlier version of this news release incorrectly stated that Qatar had unblocked local access to the Doha News website based on screenshots showing that the site was accessible. However, Doha News has confirmed that the site remains blocked. The new release has been updated to reflect this.

  • India: Identification Project Threatens Rights

    The original news release stated that children had been denied free meals in government schools because they didn’t have Aadhar. While there was a government notification in February 2017 saying Aadhar was mandatory for children to get free meals in schools, authorities have denied that any child has been deprived of the benefits. The news release was revised on January 14, 2018 to reflect this. 

  • Jordan

    An earlier version of this chapter incorrectly stated that Jordanian lawmakers “overhauled the country’s criminal procedure law, making positive changes that guarantee all suspects the right to access a lawyer from the time of arrest…” While a royal committee set up by King Abdullah II recommended legal changes in February 2017 that included a suspect’s right to a lawyer at the time of arrest, the criminal procedure law amendments issued by authorities later in 2017 did not include this change. The sentence has been removed.

  • “Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkeys”

    An earlier version of this report stated that the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act had not yet come into effect.  The law came into effect on October 1, 2017.

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